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Why The World Should Be More Than A Bit Worried About India’s Nipah Virus Outbreak:

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In 2018, we reported on how the southern Indian state of Kerala beat back the deadly Nipah virus. Local filmmakers and musicians even made a celebratory music video about it. Three years later, the state is faced with yet a new case of Nipah — its third outbreak since 2018 — and it couldn’t have come at a worse time. Kerala, known for its palm-lined beaches on the Arabian Sea, is still reeling with a caseload of 4 million coronavirus infections since the pandemic began.

The Nipah virus is making news again after tragic reports that a 12-year-old boy died from the virus on Sept. 5 in Kerala’s Kozhikode district. He had been admitted to a private hospital after running a high fever and showing symptoms of encephalitis — swelling of the brain.

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Vietnam Speeds Up Vaccinations With Over A Million Jabs In Hanoi Over The Weekend.

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HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam is speeding up its vaccination program in an effort to loosen coronavirus lockdown restrictions in major cities by the end of the month, the government said Monday.

Health workers administered vaccines throughout the night in the capital, Hanoi, which has been under lockdown since July.

More than a million vaccine shots were given over the weekend in Hanoi, out of around 5.5 million administered there since vaccinations started in March, the Health Ministry said.

“We have to speed up the vaccination program so we can make a plan to reopen the city,” Hanoi mayor Chu Ngoc Anh said Sunday. More than half of the country’s 98 million population is also under lockdown.

About 80% of the city’s 5.7 million adults have received at least one shot, with authorities aiming for 100% by the end of this week.

However, the country’s overall vaccination rate still remains low at about 28%, and only 4% have been fully vaccinated with both jabs.

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Iran Agrees To Let Inspectors Install New Memory Cards In Nuclear Site Cameras.

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Iran has agreed to allow international inspectors to install new memory cards in the surveillance cameras that monitor Iran’s nuclear sites.

The agreement came days after reports by the United Nation’s International Atomic Energy Agency that Iran had been stonewalling its investigations and impeding its monitoring activities. Western countries, including the U.S., were said to be considering censuring Iran for its recalcitrance — an act that itself could run the risk of jeopardizing further talks aimed at getting Iran to honor the 2015 nuclear deal.

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